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Biography of Ludwig Beethoven
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Studied in Bonn with Pfeiffer, ~Eeden_Gillesvanden_d1782 ~ (organ), Rovantini (violin) and Christian Gottlob Neefe; in Vienna with Haydn, 1792, and in secret with Schenck; with Albrechtsberger (counterpoint) and Schuppanzigh (violin), 1794.
Assistant court organist in Bonn, 1782.
Cembalist and conductor to the Vienna Orchestra, 1783; received the freedom of the city of Vienna, 1815. Became deaf, 1822.
Composed symphonies, an opera, piano pieces, piano concertos, string quartets, masses, songs, chamber music, &c.
b. Bonn, Germany, Dec. 15th/16th, 1770;
d. Vienna, Mar. 26th, 1827.